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Accountant Job Description

What does a Accountant do?

Accountants analyze financial information and prepare financial reports. They ensure that all financial statements are accurate and up to date. They are responsible for measuring the performance of the company, assessing its financial position, and paying taxes. 

Accountants prepare financial statements such as income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow reports. They perform a wide range of duties depending on their company and the specific focus of their work. 


There are a few types of Accountants:

  • Management Accountants prepare financial information that is used internally by the company or organization they work in.
  • Public Accountants work for accounting firms or are self-employed. They perform audits and prepare financial documents and tax forms for clients.
  • Government Accountants work with the records of different government agencies. They can audit businesses, organizations, and individuals that are subject to government regulation and taxation



  • Quickbooks, Insynq, or similar
  • Microsoft Office (Excel)
  • Siterra



  • Strong mathematics skills
  • Customer service skills
  • Good analytical thinking



A graduate of Accountancy can become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) by taking a CPA Board Exam from the Philippine Regulatory Commission (PRC). Passing the CPA Board Exam is required for anyone who wants to practice accountancy professionally. 

To apply for a professional license, visit PRC’s website or click here.


Accountant Salary in the Philippines

How much does a Accountant make?

The average monthly salary of a Accountant in Philippines ranges between
Php 14,000 - Php 62,500 (median: Php 38,250).

0 to 2 years experience

Php 10,000 - Php 55,000 (median: Php 32,500)

3 to 5 years experience

Php 18,000 - Php 70,000 (median: Php 44,000)

Salary information is based on the data collected, analyzed, and standardized by Recruitday team from employers, jobseekers, and other sources as of August 22, 2019.


Accountant Skills & Qualifications


Education Requirements

Skills required